Thursday, December 1, 2011

Year End Exercise Challenge/Running Streak Update

Hello, friends.  Today is day 14 of my run streak or year end exercise challenge.  (31 days to go!) Since I started my streak I've run in two races and have logged 41.5 miles or about 3 miles a day.  To my friends who run ultras (ahem) this is a pretty wimpy distance.  Heck, 6 months ago I would have thought this is a wimpy distance.  But for me right now, still getting back into the swing of things after my stress fracture this summer, that's a good number.  I've slowly been upping my distance since I was cleared to run again, and I'm happy to finally be over the 20 miles per week mark.

Before this streak started, I hadn't run more than 4 days in a row, so I was pretty nervous about how my body would react.  So far so good!  Despite being more tired than normal, which I think is to be expected because on days where I do shorter runs I cross train and lift, I'm feeling good.  I'm eating better.  I'm feeling better about myself.  And I think I'm getting myself back into good running shape.  (which is good because my weekly base mileage is only going to go up from here)

I look forward to keeping the streak alive, seeing a smaller number on the scale eventually, and being able to more comfortably wear my dress pants.

Are you streaking?  If so, how is your journey going?  And if not, do you have any fitness goals that you're working on?

1 comment:

  1. Ha ha ha. You're so funny :) nice work though, I'm really proud of you for getting into the spirit of the run streak!